Demands for a Lab Leak Investigation Are a Dangerous Distraction
U.S.-China cooperation is vital for global health efforts.
Bidenomics Is ‘America First’ With a Brain
Trump’s economic revolution is alive and well—and continuing in abler hands.
The Lab Leak Theory Doesn’t Hold Up
The rush to find a conspiracy around the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins is driven by narrative, not evidence.
The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas
As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.
U.S.-China Spat Over Taiwan Extends to Vaccine Diplomacy
The United States is providing hundreds of thousands of vaccines right in China’s front yard.
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America
Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.
Unlucky Tokyo Rolls the Olympic Dice—Again
With cancellation so prominent in Japan’s Olympic history, Tokyo 2021 has emerged as a cautionary tale.
China’s Diplomacy Is Limiting Its Own Ambitions
Beijing’s self-imposed problems make it a less threatening challenger than it seems.
Beijing Plans a Slow Genocide in Xinjiang
Chinese officials’ own words speak to plans to reduce Uyghur births.
As the Clock Ticks, Japanese Wonder If the Olympics Are Worth the Risk
Opponents are calling foul, but the data suggests the event can be pulled off.
Pentagon Faces Tense Fight Over Pacific Pivot
The Defense Department is in an internal tug of war over the practicality of putting more U.S. troops in the range of Chinese missiles.
Indonesia Is Quietly Warming Up to China
Once inching toward war, the Asian giants are getting closer—while Washington seems unserious and disengaged.
South Korea’s Big Bet on Green Energy Is Bogged Down
Seoul is building massive offshore wind farms, but fishing rights and protectionist sentiment may get in the way.
Taiwan’s Governmental Overconfidence Keeps Creating Crises
An energy shortage threatens critical semiconductor supply lines as COVID-19 surges.
Chinese Women Have Already Voted Against Beijing’s Natalist Hopes
Government efforts to force the birth rate up are met with stubborn resistance.